New EP // DATT: digital audio trip together
15th July 2013
“”Feted by the likes of Gilles Peterson, the duo’s intelligent mix of jazz-influenced hip-hop, funk and electronica has been one of the better underground successes of recent years.” – BBC
“Dinner At The Thompson’s have absolutely avoided the ‘sophomore slump’ with their new album, and it’s one that will be hard to not include on the year’s ‘best of’ lists.”
The Franco-American duo is serving up their new EP, DATT: Digital Audio Trip Together, the follow-up to their sophomore album Off The Grid which was released in 2011. The duo have garnered a variety of praise since releasing their debut album, Lifetime On Planet Earth, ranging from YouTube featuring their video “It All Began” on their music portal to the BBC deeming them a “thoughtful, leftfield success.”
The band’s new EP is a self-proclaimed “electric boogie-pop”, electro-funk reminiscent of the ’80s, electro-hip-hop beats, and soul tinged with psychedelic and nebulous ambiances. Organic and intuitive, the sound produced by French beat-maker and multi-instrumentalist FabLive is created with instruments such as the Rhodes, electric bass, drum machines of all types (TR808, 909), analog synthesizers and live drums on certain tracks performed by their drummer Fili Flavor Pili. Oscillating between soul and pop, lead singer Lucille Tee’s vocals fly graciously over FabLive’s productions, bringing to Dinner At The Thompsons all its originality and exceptional artistic osmosis.
The second video from the EP, “Highway,” will be premiering online in June. The band’s new LP is due out in fall of 2013. The DATT EP is set for release on July 15th via Earth At Works Records and will be available digitally and in limited edition on vinyl.
Today, Dinner At The Thompson’s released a new leak, “To Get This,” from DATT which can be heard here:
Dinner at the Thompsons will release their release DATT EP, through The Orchard/Earth At Work Records/Musicast. You can listen to the DATT: Digital Audio Trip Together EP here: https://soundcloud.com/dinner-at-the-thompsons/sets/dinner-at-the-thompsons-new-ep/s-czhje
We hope you enjoy your DATT Experience!!!
author: Matt Conaway